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Butler's TV/ 

Radio Guru 
Leaves After 
13 Years 

24 Student Life 26 Culture Shock 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 









C7w The Cover 


Renovation of East Parking 
Lot Complete 


A Battle Between Champions 


How to Lose A 
Roommate In 10 Days 

RES 050 GRI 2008 

Butler County Community 



Nursing Program Gives 
Birth to New Technology 

DJ Richy 
Mixes It Up 


Thanks and 
Have a Good Day 



What it Means to be 
an Ambassador 

Where is 










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Headliners Sure to 
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Grizzly Magazine 

butler Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Rd. 

EL DORADO. KAN. 67042 
Chris Neal 

Hnyr Ct 

RES 050 GRI 2008 

Butler County Community 


Butler Community College 

Second Semester Nursing student, Karen Fahnholz, Ashland, and Myung Hee Shin, Wichita, as 
sist a simulated mannequin in Room 3. The students use the clinical lab facility before and after 

Joel Plank/ Grizzly 

Erin Carlson 

Staff writer 

When Butler's nursing depart- 
ment opened their doors in '67 
they never would have imagined 
the changes that the program 
would endure throughout the 
past few decades. In the fall of 
'07 the department welcomed 
their new Clinical Lab 
Facility in the upstairs 
section of the 1500 
building, located on 
the El Dorado campus 

The lab is used as a simu- 
lation to the working envi- 
ronment the nursing stu- 
dents will see and experi- 
ence in the job market after 
graduation. A little less than 
a year after the addition 
of the lab the department 
is, once again, under con- 
struction. Over this summer 
the department has gone 
through a large overhaul 
in equipment and the sur- 
rounding learning environ- 

Changes in technology are 
endless, but Butler is doing 
its best to keep up with the 
technological world. Inside 
the facility, Butler has sim- 
ulated (sims) mannequins 
that the students can perform 
and practice on. These manne- 
quins can breathe, speak and a 
few simulators allow students to 
draw blood. 

"When I took the position in 
the beginning of last year we 
had one high fidelity manne- 

quin, one basic birthing mother, 
three vital mid-fidelity sims, a sim 
baby and a sim kid. Now we have 
upgraded to a high fidelity birthing 
mother who has seizures and the 
students can check her pupils," says 
Dawn Sanner, Towanda, Clinical 
Lab Facilitator. 

"We also have a newborn boy 
named Hal, who is a high fidelity 
mannequin. Hal's pupils react to 
light and he also turns blue," says 
The department has installed cam- 
eras and audio into the mannequins' 
'hospital rooms' so that the nursing 
students are being observed by their 
instructors without them being in the 

"The audio is so good that we 
[the instructors] can even hear the 
students when they whisper to each 
other," says Sanner. 

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Staff writer 

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Butler Students 

"The cost for everything, 
but not including the com- 
puters, is about $100,000 to 
$120,000 per room," says Trish 
Hutchinson, Dean of the Nursing 

Even though the cost of 
the construction was significant, 
the students and teachers seem 
very pleased with the results. 
All interviewed agree that these 
adaptations will help Butler's 
nursing students find jobs in the 

Victoria Reeves, Wichita, 
second semester student in the 
program, says, "The changes 
allow us to gain experience in a 
controlled environment. It defi- 
nitely helps that we are training 
on the equipment that we will 
use in practice." 

Fellow second semester stu- 
dent, Bonnie Fisher, Wichita, 
also agrees, " The training here 
makes it less intimidating when 
you're in the hospital. It's good 
to have exposure to various 
settings and surroundings that 
you're going to be in and know- 
ing exactly what you're doing in 
those scenarios." 

Not only will the new equip- 
ment help Butler's students find 
jobs, it also sets them apart 
from other nursing students 
from other community colleges 
and even universities. 

they automatically 

Say that they 

have openings 

The nursing depart- 
ment was awarded a 
State Technology Grant 
to help out with part of 
the equipment costs. The 
rest of the expenses were 
privately donated. 

Joel Plank/ Grizzly 
Above: The simulated mannequin takes a deep 
breath after the students came to his aid. This 
mannequin is an example of what the students 
work on in the clinical lab facility. 


Butler Community College 

says Sanner. 
Not only 
do the nursing 
students have 
good things to 
say about the 
new equipment 

"When we talk to others in 
nursing programs elsewhere and we 
discuss what we do in the classroom, 
they always say that they don't do 
the stuff that Butler students do," 
says Fisher. 

"When we walk into a workplace 
and mention that we're Butler stu- 
dents they automatically say that they being used in 
have openings. They know that we 
come prepared," says Reeves. 

Before coming to Butler, both 
Reeves and Fisher had heard from 
various sources that Butler was the 
best program around. 

Butler's nursing staff is also very 
pleased with how the changes have 
made the program more hands on. 

"The students like the fact that 
they can come into a non-threatening 
environment to study. The lab has 
made teaching more scenario based 
and it helps develop critical thinking in 
our students," says Sanner. 

Being more hands on isn't the 
only benefit of these developments. 

"How the lab is set up now has 
made it more student friendly. It 
helps them with their self-confidence 
and helps them learn to look at the 
entire patient, rather than just the 

Joel Plank/ Grizzly 
Above: Rooms 15224 and 15225 now have been 
combined to create a larger classroom for the nursing 
program. Inside the room there are three computers 
at each table, one laptop and two flat screens that 
students have access to. 

the Clinical Lab, 

but they also 

think highly of 

and appreciate 

their instructor, 

"The new 

equipment is 

great, but add 

Dawn into that 

equation and it's 

wonderful. She is 

our lifeline when 

we're in the lab," says Reeves. 

Another change that is being made 

to the nursing department is the 

combining of two classrooms into one 

large one and the addition of another 

classroom. During this past summer, 

a large wall was torn down out of the 

upstairs 1500 building. Before the 

wall had separated rooms 15224 and 
15225. Now, the room is 
an approximate 2,000- 
square feet and will hold 
as many as 72 nursing stu- 
dents. The "smaller room" 
is also located upstairs in 
the 1500 building. That 
room will hold 56 nursing 
students and is approxi- 
mately 1,700 square feet. 
The instructors would 
like to have "LCD video 
projectors, laptops and 
ports with VGA connection 
to projectors, wall- mount- 
ed whiteboards, as well 
as electronic whiteboards 
) and ceiling mounted over- 
head document cameras," 
according to Hutchinson. 

Not only will the room 
come equipped with all 
that but it will also contrib- 
ute to the peers-learning- 
from-each-other environ- 

Joel Plank/ Grizzly 
Above: Students in their second semester of the nursing pro- 
gram sit together in the clinical lab facility lab while studying. 

Hutchinson says, "We were want- 
ing a classroom that would create a 
cooperative learning environment that 
encouraged students to collaborate 
with peers by questioning and teach- 
ing one another." 

The room was set to be finished 
and in use during the week of Sept. 
17. Once finished, the room will have 
three projectors placed around the 
room and every table will be equipped 
with laptops for the students. 

"Whatever the instructor is pro- 
jecting on the screen will show up 
on the students' computers and if a 
student is working on another project 
on their own computer, the instructor 
will be able to flip a switch and the 
student's work will appear on the pro- 
jectors," says Hutchinson. 

Butler's nursing department has 
had its fair share of changes within 
the past year, but when you're work- 
ing in a field that's full of technologi- 
cal advances, it's to be expected. 

Hutchinson says, "When our stu- 
dents walk out of our doors, between 
the new classroom and the clinical lab 
facility, they will be excellent critical 
decision makers and good with team- 
work. That is our goal- our students 
will always be working together to 
solve problems." 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

RICHARD SMART, Wichita sophomore. 

Richard Smart was born into 
a family that is known for its 
musical talents. Since he was 
a child he has been an active 
participant in anything and ev- 
erything music. He started his 
radio career on the old station 

Ql Tell us about your current DJ 
business you own. 

(Si It's been a year now since 
I've been self-employed. Back in 
June is when I started my own 
show, Blast Radio. Blast Radio 
is a mix show that is a syndica- 

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1 07.9 Jams, and currently owns tion show, so that if any other 
his own DJ business and works radio stations want to pick it up [ 
for Power 93.9. they can]. It's hard work, it takes 

years for different radio stations 
Q: What made you want to work to pick it up. If anyone wants 
for 107.9 Jams ? to listen to my syndications 

& knew I wanted to try radio they can go to my website and 
because I love music. I just listen which is, 

knew there was something about CHECK IT OUT! 

Q: How did you get your job at 
volved in. My family always told power g3 g and what do you do? 

me to find something you love ^ 

G£ When the Pretty Ricky 

concert came they had an after 

party at the club I was DJ'ing in. 

Greg the Hit Man came up to me 

and said he really liked what I 

was doing. He told me to give 

him a call because he might 

have a job opportunity for me. I 

have him a call and he told me 

he wanted me to be a part of the 

team. He told me he wanted me 

to be a remote tech. I also asked 

him about mixing for him. 

Q: Where do you want to end 

up in your career? 
(& I want to end up being some 
type of Vice President, President, 
CEO, or Head Manager of a mu- 
sic business. I'm just so involved 
in music. Music is all I know. Ev- 
ery time I was in 
a home video I 
was always do- 
ing something 
with music. 
It's funny to 
look back at it 
and see how 
involved I was 
in music. 

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Above: Nine of the 16 current Ambassadors are pictured above with their leaders. Back Row. Danica 
Murray, Ulises Monarrez, Melissa Morris, J.C. Boyce, Megan McFarlane, Lauren Frey. Front Row. 
Teresa Baumgartner, Erin Carlson, Jennifer Mangum, Miranda Smith, Kelesy Stone, Adrian Rodriguez. 
(Not Pictured: Tessie Arambula, Kore Lippoldt, Ramie Richardson, Sara Ritter, JeriAnn Sanchez, 
DeShaun Smith, Demetria Williams. 

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J.C. Boyce 

Staff Writer 

When one thinks of an ambassador, 
they may imagine fancy platters full 
of the finest meals in front of power- 
ful statesmen in the best dining hall. 
Butler's Grizzly Ambassador organiza- 
tion is much more than just pomp and 
politics. It is an opportunity to serve 
the student body as well as the com- 
munity, with open arms and a warm 

As the Ambassadors' constitution 
relates, their purpose is to serve as 
the college's official student leaders 
in Service-Learning and civic engage- 
ment. They are required to participate 
in activities that build character and 
enhance their individual educations 
through servant leadership. While 
leading and serving, the Ambassadors 
also have an opportunity to grow re- 
lationships with campus and commu- 


nity partners, who are vital in helping 
organize projects. 

"This organization has been 
going on for a number of years, but 
this is really the first year of service- 
learning dedication," said Teresa 
Baumgartner, the Service-Learning 
Co-Coordinator. "We try to select 12- 
18 Ambassadors every year, and this 
year, we have the ideal number of 16. 
We also have great leaders, like our 
AmeriCorps*VISTA Service-Learning 
Facilitator, Danica Dickson-Murray, and 
the Advisory Council, consisting of Dr. 
Leann Ellis, Vice-President of Academ- 
ic Affairs, Bill Rinkenbaugh, Vice-Pres- 
ident of Student Services, and Adrian 
Rodriguez, Dean of Student Life." 

With the school year already un- 
derway, the Ambassadors have already 
held officer elections, planned projects 

and even completed one community 
service project. For the first project of 
the year, the Ambassadors divided into 
two groups, one going with Baum- 
gartner to help clean the playground 
at the local safehouse, and the other 
group went with Rodriguez to pick up 
litter along El Dorado's scenic river 
bike trail. 

During the course of the year, a 
mentor will partner with two Ambas- 
sadors to help them plan and facili- 
tate their particular Service-Learning 
project and develop a relationship 
with their community leader. Mentors 
are also instrumental in aiding the 
Ambassadors in understanding the 
meaning of Service-Learning. Really, 
the Service-Learning program's name 
seems pretty self-explanatory. Basi- 
cally, Service-Learning is a program 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

Left: The Grizzly Ambassador chair 
members sit on a beaten car at Butler's 
homecoming game against Hutchinson 
Community College. The Ambassadors held 
a tailgate and car bash party as a fund- 
raiser to fund projects for the year. 

Below: Lauren Frey and Erin Carlson an- 
nounce prize winners at the Homecoming 

J.C. Boyce/ Grizzly 

that allows students the opportunity to learn and practice 
leadership skills needed in the professional world and at 
the same time humbly serve the community where needed. 

The last several years have been very successful for the 
Ambassadors as numerous projects have been completed, 
friendships made and communities strengthened. Some of 
the larger projects have included house construction and 
remodeling. One of Butler's AmeriCorps*VISTA members 
even went to Greensburg to help rebuild in the aftermath 
of the deadly tornado that wiped out the small town. The 
Service-Learning program has made a very large impact 
on the area and has been a major success at Butler, and 
continues to blossom. Proof of this exists in the fact that 
the Ambassador organization has recently attained official 
Student Government Association membership. 

"It has been such an opportunity to be around such a 
dynamic group of students," said Baumgartner. 

Wes Nyberg, former Grizzly Ambassador, said "Am- 
bassadors was a lot of fun, and just helping others really 
blessed me in return." 

Over the last two weeks, the planning stages of proj- 
ects have begun in the world of the Ambassadors. Some 
of the more fun, upcoming project plans include anything 
from a bake sale to a food drive to perhaps even a major 
campus/community activity. Although many ideas have 
been made, the dates and places have not yet been con- 
firmed. The Ambassadors' focus this year is to get involved 
in days of service and to recruit volunteers to really pro- 
mote the importance of stepping up as a community and 
helping those in need, while learning significant leadership 
qualities. The Grizzly Ambassadors encourage you to volun- 
teer on days of service which include Global Youth Service 
Day (April 25) and Kansas Kids for Fitness Day (May 1). 

The organization may seem like a lot of work, but the 
Ambassadors and organizers involved have all made it clear 
that the work is well worth their time. One quickly realizes 
true ambassadorship doesn't always mean fame and luxury, 
but instead, spending a few extra moments helping some- 
one else feel like an ambassador. 

"It has been such an 
opportunity to be around such a 
dynamic group of students" 

- Teresa Baumgartner 

Butler Community College 

Renovation of East Parki ng Lot Complete 

Olivia Newfarmer Logan Jones 
Staff Reporter Staff Photographer 

One rainy summer, five weeks of construction 
and $2 million. These three elements are what 
played the biggest roles during the east parking 
lot's renovation before class started in August. 
Rain delayed the parking lot from being finished 
on time and long hours were put in to complete 
$2 million worth of work. 

The east parking lot has only had 
four renovations made to it in the past 42 
years, including the ones made in 2008. 
According to Bill Rinkenbaugh, Vice 
President for Student Services, the first 
renovation he knows of was in 1966. 

"Mary Spoon [Rinkenbaugh's secre- 
tary] showed me a yearbook from 1966, 
and one of the pages talked about the 
repairs being made in the east parking 
lot," Rinkenbaugh said. 

Twenty-eight years later, in 1994, the 
north side of the east parking lot was 
re-done to accommodate the additional 
needs of the 1500 building. And in 2003, 
the south part of the east lot was re- 
done as a result of the Champions Train- 
ing Center being built. 

The price tag on the east parking lot 
was marked at an estimated total of $2 
million. What many people don't know 

is that Butler Community College and 
El Dorado residents did not pay for the 
parking lot to be renovated. The fee 
for the construction on the parking lot 
was covered by the Capital Funds Drive 
through the Endowment Association. 
According to Rinkenbaugh, "The park- 
ing lot is being taken care of with pri- 
vate dollars, not taxpayers' money." 

With the addition of the 'Welcome 
Center/ a new addition to Butler of El 
Dorado's campus for new students and 
alumni, space needed to be accommo- 
dated for visitors and students wish- 
ing to utilize the building, according 
to Rinkenbaugh. The parking lot also 
needed more spaces to accommodate 
students coming daily to class. 

"We decide to revamp the entire 
parking lot on the east side. That con- 
struction started right after commence- 
ment. That was expected to be done by 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

August 1," Rinkenbaugh said. 

Rainy weather was the key factor 
for delay. 

"This past summer was the rainiest 
summer I have ever seen," Rinken- 
baugh said. "I can only think of two 
weeks in the summer that we didn't 
run into rain." 

Every day that there was rain, 
workers would lose 2-3 days of work 
so the ground could dry. If it would 
have rained the Friday before classes 
started on Aug. 18, the south side of 
the east lot would not have gotten 
finished for students that following 
Monday, according to Rinkenbaugh. 

"I appreciate all of the work that 
they [LaFarge, pavement company] 
did, to get that asphalt down in time 
so that students could have some- 
where to park on their first day," 
Rinkenbaugh said. 

As for the future of Butler's park- 
ing, Rinkenbaugh doesn't plan on it 
needing repairs anytime soon. 

"I'm hoping it will last until I re- 
tire," he laughs. 

And with the way the parking lot 
was built, his hopeful perspective will 
probably come true. According to 
Rinkenbaugh, in addition to the fresh 
asphalt that was poured, workers 
also installed eco-friendly 'Bio-Drains/ 
These drains will remove excess wa- 
ter while filtering out oil, anti-freeze 
and gasoline. 

"My understanding is that our 
parking lot is one of the only parking 
lots with one of these installed," said 

According to Rinkenbaugh, all of 
this filtering and draining will prevent 
the settling of man-made products, 
and to also prevent the parking lot 
from needing any near future repairs. 
Not only will this save money, it is 
a safe, environment-friendly way to 
keep the earth clean. 

Right: Employees of LaFarge (pavement 
company) worked for over a month in 
extremely hot temperatures refurbishing 
the Butler east parking lot. Rain caused 
a delay for completion and students and 
staff were forced to park at other loca- 
tions surrounding the campus for the 
first two weeks of school. 

All Photos Logan Jones/ Grizzly 


Butler Community College 


The Agriculture Program's good quality is the key to its growth. 

J.C. Boyce 
Staff Writer 

Out of sight and out of mind, 
Butler's fast growing and high qual- 
ity Agriculture program may often 
go unnoticed by students and the 

Sitting about half a mile south of Butler's El Dorado 
campus is the Agriculture building, with its many pens, 
barns and livestock to help students learn in a "hands- 
on" environment. Take a closer look at the program and 
it's easy to see why many of Butler's Agriculture students 
have successfully transferred to a 4-year college to ob- 
tain a degree and pursue a career. 

"I loved growing up on a ranch and hopefully this 
education will get me back in that setting where, one of 
these days, I can raise my own herd," says Zach Sobba, 
Richmond freshman. 

Like many students interested in agriculture, Sobba's 
experience of growing up on a farm inspired him to pur- 
sue a career in agriculture. 

Butler offers nearly 40 different ag courses in a two- 
year cycle that allows the student to select and specialize 
in animal agriculture, agronomy (crop agriculture) and 
agribusiness careers. There are five areas of degree op- 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

tions, developed to meet the needs of students going into ag 
positions primarily in the Midwest region. Three of those areas 
are specifically intended to meet the needs of students that plan 
to continue their education at a 4-year institution. 

The three degree options generally aimed at transfer to a 
4-year college are Agribusiness (A.S. in Ag Science), A.S. in Ag- 
riculture and Pre-Vet. Agribusiness provides numerous opportu- 
nities for graduates and is Butler's fastest growing ag program 
according to Don Gronau, lead instructor of the program. Many 
Butler students who have obtained these degrees have moved on 
to major ag schools such as Kansas State, Oklahoma State and 
Colorado State. The other two options are AAS degrees (Associ- 
ate of Applied Science), which are Livestock Management and 
Merchandising, and Farm and Ranch Management. To achieve an 
Agriculture certificate, the student must take at least 31 ag-relat- 
ed course hours. Many of these courses have laboratory learning 
opportunities in livestock management and range management 
with the ag department having facilities where students can get 
hands-on training and develop skills and abilities. 

Another learning opportunity is afforded through livestock 
judging competition. Agriculture students can participate in both 
state and national livestock judging contests. The Butler livestock 
judging team, coached by Chris Mullinix, has consistently ranked 


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at the top and has won the national championship four times in 
the past six years. They are currently ranked number one in the 

"I've got a tremendous amount of satisfaction seeing the stu- 
dents use the courses in developing their careers and helping to 
contribute to the production of high-quality, safe and wholesome 
food and fiber for the general public," says Gronau. 

As the program continues to grow, plans are already under- 
way for the remodeling and extension of Butler's current Agri- 
culture facilities. Updates to existing classrooms in addition to a 
brand new classroom and more pen space will be a treat to both 
students and faculty. 

Butler Agricultural students can learn the basics of herd management 
with Butler's own cattle. With the success of the program more pens 
for the cattle and more classroom space for the students will be pro- 

J.C. Boyce/ Grizzly 



"I've got a tremendous 

amount of satisfaction 

seeing the students use 

the courses in developing 

their careers..." 

-Don Gronau, Lead Agricultural Instructor 


J.C. Boyce/ Grizzly 


Butler Community College 

A Battle Between 

Champion s 


Chris Neal 


Logan Jones 

and Staff Photographer 

Butler Community College, a college known 
for their stunning football team, started their 
season coming off an undefeated campaign in 
'07. They also started with what most consid- 
ered to be the biggest game of Butler's season. 

For weeks prior to this game, being called 
the "Battle of the Champions," ad after ad was 
pumped out all over the TV and radio waves 
building up an enormous hype for a game 
featuring two former national championship 

With a load of new recruits joining the Griz- 
zlies for the '08 season, many say that nobody 
will stand a chance against Butler. 

"The longer they are here they will get 
used to the program and eventually be molded 
into a Butler Grizzly," Jonathan Owens, Topeka 
sophomore, says. 

Blinn College, the '06 champions, had play- 
ers say otherwise when they stated that Butler 
or any other team wouldn't get any more than 
100 yards rushing on them the entire season. 

Aug. 28 was the day Butler was to prove 
them wrong. But in front of a record breaking 
12,000 plus attendance, proving them wrong 
was a lot tougher than they had originally 

Even though Blinn did shut down the Griz- 
zlies' running game, only allowing 19-yards the 
entire game on 35 carries, both teams came 
onto the field ready to fight, ready to battle, 
and ready for war. 

Butler won the coin flip, giving them the ball 
to start the game, but both teams showed 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Above: Zac Clark, Wichita sophomore, and Jovanta Boyd, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
freshman, enter a crowded Cessna Stadium Thursday night in Wichita. Butler 
entered the game as undefeated defending national champions but failed to 
keep the streak alive as they stumbled to a 23-20 loss to Blinn College, Texas. 

nothing offensively by going three and out on their first possessions. 
Butler did draw first blood though by way of Press Taylor's 13-yard 
touchdown pass to wide receiver Edgard Theliar with 2:05 left in the 
first quarter. Blinn fought their way back near the end of the quarter to 
score their touchdown with a pass from Terrance Cain to wide receiver 
Dexter Ransom with only 27 seconds left in the first quarter. 

Blinn dominated the second quarter, not allowing any points and 
putting up ten of their own in the process but not before losing two of 
their own fumbles and recovering only one of Butler's two fumbles. The 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Above: Butler tight end Alex Estes, Atchison, sophomore, tries to avoid Blinn 
defensive back Cedric Pierce. The Grizzlies turned to the air when the running 
game struggled with only 19 yards rushing on 35 attempts. 

Blinn defense shut down the Grizzlies offensive plays, causing Butler to 
punt four times in the second quarter and six times for the half. 

Press Taylor, Norman, Okla. sophomore, says, " We were kind of an 
inexperienced offense playing against a good front seven. Our center, 
Eric Dahl, wasn't playing cause of a knee injury, so we had some people 
out of place. We put in some second half adjustments to try and fix 

Shortly into the second half, Taylor and Theliar connected again for 
a crowd pleasing 92-yard touchdown reception. With the Grizzlies now 
trailing 17-13, a wave of energy and rejuvenation spread throughout 
the Butler sideline. The rest of the third quarter was a showcase of both 
defenses and a poor running game, courtesy of Butler. The "battle" was 
shaping up to be well worth the hype. 

Momentum was on Butler's side at the start of the final quarter 
and the feeling of a Grizzly triumphant comeback was running through 
the minds of all Butler faithful. With 9:20 remaining in the game, quar- 
terback Press Taylor threw his third touchdown pass. This time he found 
a new target. Receiver Tyrece Gaines snagged the 20-yard pass and 
gave Butler a 20-17 lead. It was shaping up to be the perfect ending 
to a great game. For more than five minutes, the defenses continued 
to keep their opponent off the scoreboard. But with a late drive by the 
Buccaneers, Blinn running back Justin Jordan ran through Butler's de- 
fense for a 6-yard touchdown but the extra point attempt failed, making 
the score 23-20, leaving hope for a Butler comeback. Butler received 
the ball and tried to mount a game-winning drive but faced a fourth and 
four outside of field goal range. With time running out and forced to go 
for it, Butler walked to the line of scrimmage determined to get the first 
down. The ball was snapped and Taylor dropped back. While rushing to 
find a receiver, the offensive line could not hold off the Blinn defenders 
and Taylor was sacked. The once screaming crowd was silenced when 
the realization of a loss, for the first time in over a year, settled in. 

Butler Breaks 
Attendan ee Reeord 

A record-breaking crowd showed up to 
support the Butler Grizzlies football team 
Thursday, Aug. 28, at Cessna Stadium 
in Wichita. Advertising for the game had 
been in full force for many weeks before 
the game. Butler, the 2007 NJCAA National 
Champions, played host to Blinn College, 
the 2006 NJCAA National Champion. Ex- 
pectations were high for a thrilling night of 
college football. 

A sea of over 12,000 purple clothed 
Grizzly supporters, with their complimentary 
Butler cooling fans in tow, nearly covered 
the entire west side bleachers. Luckily 
for them, the 7 p.m. game time was late 
enough that the sun was to their backs and 
the stadium wall produced a barely helpful 
cast of shade over them. As the Grizzlies 
football team came out of the locker room 
onto the field, the Butler support created a 
loud wave of cheers and chants. The play- 
ers seemed to respond to the crowd well 
by jumping and getting pumped up before 
kickoff. This marked for yet another historic 
day in Butler football. 

Below: Jonathan Owens, Topeka sophomore warms 
up before what was hyped up to be Butler's biggest 
game of the 08-09 season. The Grizzlies fell short 
of a win when Blinn scored late in the game, prov- 
ing to be too tough for the Grizzlies to come back 
in time. 

Chris Neal/ Grizzly 


Butler Community College 

The first theatre produc- 
tion at Butler this school year, 
"A Flea in Her Ear", was a huge 
success. The play was filled with 
chaotic excitement, scandalous 
accusations, and an assortment 
of imprudent characters, causing 
the audience to love each scene 
increasingly more as the play pro- 
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Staff Writer ^ e p| ay (-, ac j t w0 primary loca- 

tions: one in the living room of 
Victor Windgage and the other in 
The Hotel Pussycat. Both of these places were constantly 
filled with busy people coming and going throughout the 
entirety of the play, eventually causing madness and confu- 
sion amongst the characters pertaining to the identities of 
Pockets, the hotel porter, and Victor Windgage, the main 
character. Holding on to their seats towards the end, the 
audience sat anxiously in hopes that the confusion would 
finally come to a close. 

Mariah Potts, Winfield freshmen, says, "The play 
was hilarious. I think I laughed the entire time. They did a 
great job." After asking other spectators of their thoughts 
about the performance, all of them shared similar opinions 
and reiterated their excitement for the upcoming show in 

Furthermore, in order to be an actor or actress 
and to put on a great show, one must have various outgo- 
ing characteristics and must love to entertain people. For 
the cast members in the Butler Theatre Department, these 
characteristics come quite easily. Each character brought 
his or her own dynamism to the stage, giving a great per- 
formance with loads of talent. 

For example, Andrew Nickle, Wichita sophomore, 
played the role of the family's advisor Dr. Fisher. After a 
long day of rehearsal, Nickle shares his most embarrass- 
ing moment on stage, when he runs out in nothing but his 
underwear; the audience seemed to enjoy this part when 
they all gasped at the same time. 

Also, Nickle tells of his "Michael Jackson Times" 
when he was younger and would impersonate Jackson 
for his family on Thanksgiving. Nickel says, "Just making 
people laugh is pretty much my reason for acting." 

After graduating Butler, Nickle hopes to attend 
Emporia State University and continue to pursue acting as 
a major. In 20 years, he imagines himself married with chil- 
dren and hopefully still in the entertainment world perform- 
ing in front of all types of audiences. 

However, for actor Trent Carrillo, Winfield fresh- 
man, theatre acting is quite a new and exciting experience. 
He recently started acting in theatre performances this 
school year. Although he has done forensics all throughout 
high school, he 
is recently be- 
coming familiar 
with a whole 
different type 
of performing. 
In this par- 
ticular perfor- 
mance, Carrillo 
played the role 
of Edwards 
the butler and 
enjoyed every 
bit of playing 
his character. 
The audience 
seemed to 
easily enjoy his 
performance as 
well. He said 
he liked this 
play because 
it was mostly 
crazy and cha- 
otic. However, 
he put about 
three to five 


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hours per day practic- 
ing for this play and his 
only regret was being 
hindered from getting a 
job due to the amount 
of time rehearsal con- 

interesting cast mem- 
ber is Seth Hatfield, 
Remington sophomore. 
Hatfield played the role 
of Roger Thorndale, an 
insurance agent who 
is quite a lady's man. 
The highlight of his 
performance, accord- 
ing to most viewers, 
was when the charac- 
ter Pockets vigorously 

kissed him, causing uproar of laughter from the crowd. 
When Hatfield was asked what he thinks he will be doing in 
20 years, he simply replies by saying, "I'd like to be doing 
what I'm supposed to be doing: waking up, going to bed, 
and filling in the time between." After Hatfield graduates, 
he is not sure what he is to do next. 

Furthermore, every theatre performance team 
must have a costume crew. Emily Knowels, Wichita 
sophomore, is the head of costume design. She has a crew 
of three people, and they are in charge of making about 
20 costume pieces for the cast members. After graduat- 
ing Butler, Knolls is planning on attending Kansas State to 
study interior design. 

In essence, according to the majority of people 
who watched this play, they all concurred that it was 
extremely enjoyable and was a great entertainment piece. 
This credit is due to the outstanding cast members, direc- 
tors, stage designers and their incredible talents. 

- All Photos courtesy of the Theater Department 


Butler Community College 

Many students find^he mselves 
^overwhelmed with bills' - 
nances. Often students^ 
is very helpful to createalbTTdp 
and a shopping list. In pho tolis 
Mario Abasolo, Mulvane soph< 


Joel Plank / Grizzly 

The Money You Spend 

their college experience. 

Butler currently has 8,003 students 
enrolled. 2,120 students at 
the El Dorado campus and 
4,575 students attending the 
Andover Campus, according 
to Butler's office of Research 
and Institutional Effective- 

One would think that 

Cherri Dorrell 

Layout/Design Editor 

Staff Writer 

When Butler opened its class- 
room doors in August, El Dorado and 
the surrounding community didn't know 
what hit them. Students flocked from 
out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere western 
Kansas and even from out-of-state lo- 
cations for the start of school. Not only 
did they flock to the campus but off to 
different stores to purchase items for 

" / think Butler 

brings more 

activities to the city. " 

business to all of our businesses is al- 
ways good." 

Currently, Bank of America 
employs three college student workers 
and offers student checking accounts. 
Even some students will admit 
to spending money and in some cases, 
too much money. 

"Since I've been here I've gone 
to Wal*Mart three to four times a week. 

My mom 
even had 
to deposit 
money into 
my account 
last night," 
B r e n d a 
H ugoton 


by add- 
ing more 
to Butler 
tion that just about anywhere business This is the case for many; Wal*Mart is 
would be booming! basically the one stop-shop for all stu- 

Kelly, a Bank of America employee, dents, 
who wanted to keep her last name Businesses will also be quick to 

anonymous, says, "I think Butler brings agree that Butler and its students give 
more activities to the city. Also, more them a boost. 

! The Grizzly Fall 2008 

Spending money may seem like a bad thing, but, in the eyes of the local busines 
is a GREAT thing. Every time you hand over money or swipe your card, instead of thi I ng 
[of the negatives to spending, just think of all the good you are doing. 

Joel Plank / Grizzly 

Butler • ommu ity < < Mi 

Joel Plank, Grizzly 

help out the economy.' ' 

-Sandra Emlet, Book Grinder, Owner 

Mike Hamm, owner of Mike's Tan N' 
Tone located on West Central Street says, 
"Having a college in town helps bring a lot 
more students here and during the school year 
students comeback, they need clothes and they 
need food. If you live on campus that's one life- 
style, but if you live off campus that's another. 
You have to rent an apartment, furnish it, and 
buy groceries, which overall helps the town." 
Sandra Emlet, owner of the used bookstore, 
more commonly known as the Book Grinder, lo- 
cated on the corner of Central and Haverhill also 
agrees, "Students absolutely help out the econ- 
omy. The kids spend money just like everyone 
else. They like going out to eat and watching 
movies like anybody does." 

Not only do students spend their hard 
earned cash on the college necessities but it 
only fits that in the town deemed as, The Fast 
Food Pit,' the students spend quite a bit of time 
and money sitting in drive-thrus. 
"In the past week my friends and I have gone 
to Burger King at least four nights a week. Each 
time I spend about $7 on food," says Paniagua. 

Chaaz Bolin, San Antonio, Texas sopho- 
more adds," Between my girlfriend and myself 
we spend about $60 on food and entertainment 
on a weekly basis. "With all the temptations and 
expenses of a college student, how do students 
handle their bills? 

"I keep all of them in order when they 
come in the mail. I also have reminders pro- 
grammed onto my computer that will pop up 
and remind me when the bills are due," says 

Another Butler sophomore, Adam Rho- 
des of Towanda, says," I take advantage of on- 
line banking. They send me e-mails to keep me 
on track." 

When Butler grows, so does the business 
community in the surrounding areas. Ten years 
ago there was no Super Wal*Mart, Sutherlands, 
movie theatres or strip malls. But today students 
can find entertainment and places to let their cash 
slip away around every corner. 



The Grizzly Fall 2008 

26-year-old Clayton 
Dowell is at work for over 
12 hours a day at the 
Butler College cafeteria. 
Although his days are 
often extremely laborious, 
Dowell maintains a level 
of being courteous and 
friendly to his peers that 
cannot go overlooked. 

Logan Jones 

Staff Photographer 

If you have ever walked into the 
Butler Community College cafeteria 
to enjoy one of the delicious meals 
they prepare, chances are you have 
encountered, 26-year-old Clayton 
"Skeeter" Dowell, the assiduous and 
eminently cordial kitchen employee. 
Dowell can usually be found taking 
trays from brimful meal attendees. 
And if you don't happen to catch him 
out of the corner of your eye as you 
drop off your grimy dishes, you prob- 
ably have heard him voice something 
along the lines of, "Thank you, have 
a great day." 

"It's better if you just say it and it 
makes people feel better in a way." 

Originally from Leon, Clayton is 
friends with a cook who works in the 
cafeteria, and through that connec- 
tion is how he landed his current 
position. His main job responsibili- 

Have A Good Day 

ties are making sure the dishes are 
washed and keeping the kitchen as 
immaculate as possible. Dowell says, 
"It is a good atmosphere to work 
in, the staff gets along well and the 
students treat the employees pretty 

"It's better if you 
just say it and it 

makes people feel 
better in a way." 

good." Clayton notes he eats food 
from the cafeteria all the time and 
thinks "it's pretty good for the most 
part." Now living in El Dorado, his 
normal hours are from 6 a.m. to 7:30 
p.m. Monday through Friday. He ex- 

plains, "It can make for a very long 
day sometimes." 

There is no obligation for the man 
behind the tray drop-off to thank and 
wish everyone a nice day but he says 
"It's better if you just say it and it 
makes people feel better in a way." 

Even more grueling than most 
students' schedules, Dowell goes to 
work five days a week for over 12 
hours a day and maintains a positive 
and dedicated attitude. His job is not 
flashy or glamorous, often hidden 
and undiscovered by his peers, but 
watch and listen for the voice that 
acknowledges each and every per- 
son that crosses his path or takes for 
granted the work he does each and 
every meal. So, the next time your in 
the cafeteria, don't forget to thank 
"Skeeter" and wish him a good day. 


Butler Community College 


to Lose 




A how to in reverse. The 

quickest way to begin a 

roommate battle. 

Cherri Dorrell 
Layout/Design Editor 

Be a pig. 

"If you don't 
clean up your 
dishes, you will 
find them in a 
trash bag waiting 
to be cleaned and 
picked up." 
-Jamee Terrill, 



"It's not cool if roommates expect you to 
stay out of their stuff but then they go 
ahead and look at yours. Want to know? 
Just ask. 

-Katie Long, freshman 

Be loud. 

"My suitemates are super loud every night 
and they are kind of grouchy too." 
- Megan, freshman 





To keep a roommate, give 

them their space, he or she will give 

you yours. If my roommate's doing 

some work I'm going to be quiet, and 

we :ommunicate well and for the 

most part we get along. 

-Stephen Payne, freshman 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 






Constantly have guests. 

"When my roommate has her friends over at 

all hours of the day it gets rather frustrating." 

-Brittney Thurman, freshman 

Freeze them out. 

"I'm always freezing, my roommate is always 
burning up. So she'll crank it down and I'll crank 
it back up." 

- Mellissa, freshman 

Chow down on their grub. 

"It makes me mad when I go to eat my food and 
there is none left because my roommate helped 
herself to my food." 

-Brandi Gillean, freshman 

Blast music. 

"People that are up till 3:30 in the morning 
during the middle of the week, instead of sleep- 
ing like a normal human, should not blare their 

-Andrew Hammond, sophomore 

Hog the bathroom. 

"When you have your own bathroom it's 
different, but it's just respectful to clean up 
after yourself when others are paying to 
share the same space." 

-Courtney Herrington, sophomore 

- Mellissa, freshman 

Be fake. 

"Roommates have to be able to talk. You 
can't be fake, you have to be able to com- 
promise. Don't be fake and go behind each 
other's back, talk about your problems, 
don't just smile and pretend everything is 
okay. " 

- Katie Bock, freshman 



"Gossip is like lying. Once you get tangled 
up in the web there's no escaping. It just 
causes drama." 

- Kate Morton, freshman 

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Above: Kate Morton, freshman, attempts to do her hair in her suitemates bath- 
room. When a bathroom is shared among multiple people, the result is usually a 
mess. Right: Temperature is the source of many battles. Roommates constantly 
changing the temperature to benefit their own needs, not thinking of others. 

Butler Community College 

The Grizzly Fall 2008 

Above: Doing her best to prevent "the freshman 15" Maychen Mellott, El 
Dorado freshman, works out after finishing up some homework. Left; Stu- 
dent Kaitlee Martell, Palmyra, Penn. freshman, finishes giving blood and 
waits while her nurse cleans her up. Bottom: Kevin Heckart, Augusta soph- 
omore, waits for his shift to start in web services. Right: Sophomores Au- 
tumn Tiller, Topeka, and Sharon Keys, Topeka, put up student life posters 
in the 200 building advertising events. Students can sign up for activities in 
the Student Life Center in the 5000 building. 

All Photos: Shawna Napoli/Gr/zz// 

"I work and go to school full 
time, but I am determined to 
keep the pounds off. 

- Maychen Mellott 

It is not 


that a man 

should fear , 

but he should 

fear never 
beginning to 



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Brooke Poe 
Copy Editor 

Shawna Napoli 
Managing Editor 

ach year students come to Butler from all over the 
globe. We sat down with three of those students to 
get their point of view on exactly how shocking it 
was coming from their home towns to ours, 
ar New York, sophomore, 

Tokyo, Japan, freshman, and Kenya, 

sophomore, all shared with the Grizzly their first impressions 
of El Dorado. Although some stated that there was not many 

differences, others disagreed. Here's what they all had to say. 

■ ■ 

Grizzly: What is the biggest difference between here and the 
city you came from? 

Rashano McRae: "The scenery and the farm land is the 

greatest difference for me." 

Rina Nakamura: "The food and the weather; we don't have 


David Kimani: "My city is more populated than here; roads 

are more sufficient here than back home." 

Grizzly: What was your first impression of El Dorado when 
you arrived? 

McRae: "The first thing that I noticed was how fast I became 


Nakamura: "It's a really nice town, not too small, not too 

big, but there is not much stuff to do in town. 
Kimani: "Nice people, good city, very beautiful." 


The Grizzly Spring 2008 

Grizzly: How are you coping with the changes? 

"I have coped with the changes by getting to know 
people that live here and adjusting to their way of living." 
Nakamura: "I have lived here for a whole year already, so I 
am used to the changes, but it was difficult at first." 
Kimani: "I had culture shock when I came here, but now I 
am good." 

Grizzly: Did you know anyone when you started school here? 
Is it hard making new friends? 

McRae: "No I didn't and it's not hard to make friends because 
everyone else is trying to also." 

Nakamura: "Although I have met others that are Asian I 
have not met anyone I already knew from back home." 
Kimani: "Just making friends, Butler students are nice and 
are easy to talk to." 

Grizzly: How are the people different here compared to 
where you came from? 

McRae: "The people in El Dorado are a lot nicer than people 

in NYC." 

Nakamura: "People here are much nicer and more friendly." 

Kimani: "The people are not much different." 


McRae: "I wanted to play basketall 
and this place gave me a scholar- 

Grizzly: What is one meal that you miss from home that you 
can't find here? 

McRae: "Jamaican food!" 

Nakamura: "The Sushi, it's different here than what it really 


Kimani: "Ugali and mursik, that's baked corn meal and milk." 

Grizzly: Is there anything that you see happen here that 
would normaly offend people from back home? 

McRae: "People in El Dorado stare too long. In NYC it's of- 
fensive to stare at sombody too long. 
Nakamura: "Talking to strangers. That would not happen 
where I come from." 

Kimani: "No, I have not seen anything offensive." 

Nakamura: "I went to high school 
in Coldwater, two years ago as an 
exchange student. That's how I 
know of Butler. I also know a family 
living in El Dorado. It's great here." 


Grizzly: What do you miss the most from back home? 

McRae: "My friends and family for sure." 

Nakamura: "Friends and family." 

Kimani: "My parents and friends; also food from home. 

Kimani: "They have a good track 
and scholarship program." 

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The Grizzly Fall 2008 

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Butler's If/ 


Brooke Poe 

Copy Editor 

#>oi i V #e* liiAf goofy 
glasses and ornery 
smile fool youZ Lance 
is a brilliantly cre- 
ative man with an 
overwhelming sense of 
humor and a love of en- 

Mid-afternoon in Mr. Lance Hayes' of- 
fice, he's sitting Indian style in a deep black 
suit with a metallic red tie complemented 
with a white button up shirt, just finishing up 
some grading from courses that he teaches 
here on campus. The office is completely 
covered from wall to wall, and floor, with 
class photographs and personal mementos, 
along with random entertainment memo- 
rabilia scattered all around that has been 
collected over the years. 

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Butler Community College 

This includes "Star Wars," 
"Indiana Jones," many awards, wed- 
ding announcements, student articles 
and gifts (one being a bobble head 
doll of himself that some students 
purchased for him), a few Mass Com- 
munications clippings from around the 
department, and some photographs 
of this dog, Paco, also given to him by 
students. Hayes glances around his 
office and says, "Many of the items 
in here have been given to me by my 
students and I don't throw anything 
that they give me away. It is all 

Vm a very visu- 
ally oriented per- 
son. I really re- 
member the art. 
shapes and col- 
ors in Fantasia. 
All of that really 
stood out to me 
as a childJ*® 

important to me. All of these things 
provide great memories of my many 
exceptional students." 

At an early age, Hayes 
became fascinated with the world 
of film. He remembers that as a 
youngster, his mother would take him 
and his little brother into town once 
a week for the Saturday matinee, 

even though they weren't a 
financially stable family. "I 
enjoyed 'Roy Rogers', The 
Three Stooges' and 'Fanta- 
sia'," he says. 

Getting into middle 
school and high school, his 
passion just grew stronger 
and stronger, especially 
with Alfred Hitchcock and 
Orson Welles films. "I re- 
ally admired the camera 
use and all of the suspense. 
It was just truly amazing 
to me," he 
m says. Dur- 

ing high 
school, he 
in school 
and when he 
wasn't busy 
with school, 
he also cre- 
ated his own 
films with his class- 
mates for fun through- 
out the years. He 
recalls that for a while 
he really wanted to be 
an actor, but once he 
got behind the camera 
and started shooting 
his own work, he real- 
ized that was what he loved the most, 
being able to control the camera. 

After high school, Hayes at- 
tended Wichita State University and 
studied in the Theatre Arts depart- 
ment, working in many theatre pro- 
ductions, which is also where he later 
met his wife, recently hitting 44 years 
of marriage this past September. 

Chris Nea\/ Grizzly 
Above: Mr. Hayes is one of the few that can say they 
have made their own movie. Hayes stands in his office 
with his movie poster of King Kung Fu. 

When they were done with WSU, they 
both transferred to the University of 
Kansas where she pursued a degree 
in Theatre and he received a degree 
in Radio and Television. "I really 
enjoyed my time at KU, I had some 
really good experiences there. It was 
a nice little town back then," says 
Hayes with a grin. 

During his time a KU, Hayes 
created a film for a class project and 
it was sent in to a contest where he 
won second place and was given a 
Robert J. Flaherty Award. He also 
had it sent in to Semi Circle Inter- 
national Film Competition in Los 
Angeles, where he placed in the Top 
Ten and won another award for Best 
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commercials and training videos, such 
as one of the many famous Ford Man 
ads and a training video for Pizza Hut 
along with various documentaries. 
Throughout his time at Channel 12, 
he won the station 17 production 
awards, allowing them to be one of 
the top news stations for production 
value in the state. 

With connections he had 
made at the station, Hayes was given 
the opportunity to film a local movie, 
"King Kung Fu," which he wrote and 
directed. "We had a set out in Butler 

Right: Lance Hayes has been a part of the 
Butler TV and Radio program for the past 
13 years. Under his rein, he reintroduced 
the Butler tv and radio programs to the 
public in exciting new forms. 

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County, shot a bit at a Holiday Inn 
in Wichita and quite a bit of filming 
in downtown Wichita," says Hayes. 

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in Wichi- 
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film took 
us a while 

to finish because we ran out of money 
to fund it, so we had to do fund-rais- 
ers and eventually we found someone 
to back us for the film. That was a 
big relief." The film played in local 
movie theatres for a while and Hayes 
now has the movie poster for "King 
Kung Fu," framed and hanging in his 
campus office above his desk. In 
2001, the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita 
had a Restoration Benefit and they 
played the film there a while at the 
theatre. "I went to see it. It was just 
as enjoyable as it was the first time it 
played," says Hayes. 

After KWCH, Hayes went 
back to Wichita State, but not as a 
student, this time, Hayes went back 
as a teacher. "I felt qualified to pass 
on my wisdom to students who were 
willing to listen," says Hayes. He 
taught at WSU for about 13 years and 
was eventually forced out because the 
board wanted tenure people there. 


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When he was done with that, he did 
some work with advertising, but missed 
teaching and really wanted to get back 
into it. Fortunately, Butler Community 
College just happened to be looking for 
someone. Hayes jumped at the offer. "I 
wasn't for sure that I would get the job. 
I was 56 and I figured that I was too old 
for them," says Hayes. Luckily, he was 

Hayes arrived at Butler in 1996. 
"They were just trying to start the TV/Ra- 
dio department up so I was able to help 
get that rolling," says Hayes. The depart- 
ment had no good equipment for the 
students and so the plan was to get all 
of that together before anything would 
happen and Hayes was able to step in 
and speak his mind on the situation, 
along with others, to help gather equip- 
ment. "The school has always supported 
our department very well, so they made 
it easy for us to work with them," says 

Once the program was finally up 
and running, Hayes was quite amazed 
with the amount of bright students that 
he was able to work with that came 
through the department. One student 
did a project for class on HIV/AIDS pre- 

Right: John Baler as "King Kung Fu" 
stands in the basket of a hot ail balloon 
and peaks through a mini telescope 
on the set of Mr. Hayes's movie, King 
Kung Fu. photo Courtesy of Lance Hayes 

vention and awareness. Since the 
video was so informative and well 
put together, it caught the eyes of 
local healthcare professionals and 
they offered money to the student 
to produce copies and send them 
to health facilities and high schools. 
The video was even mentioned in 
national health articles. 

"People tell me that I'm a 
great teacher to have taught such 
intelligent students, but it is not 
me making the projects. It is the 
student. I let the kids work with 
the equipment and make mistakes, 
and feel comfortable in doing it and 
allowing them the chance to fix it 
with confidence. We have smaller 
classes here so that allows for the 
students to get more one-on-one 
time and to be more creative in their 
projects, and to later become suc- 
cessful in their career. I let the students 
do what they want to do in order to allow 
them to all be creative." 

Many students reach for the stars after 
going through Butler's Mass Communica 
tions program. Students have gone off 
to work for all of the major market news 
stations in the area, worked on Spike TV 
many are in radio for the Wichita area 
stations, there are some Promotional 
Directors around the country, a student 
who toured with the rocker, Meatloaf, 
news photographers in the area, and 
several internships all over. Hayes notes 
"My biggest accomplishment here is see; 
ing the students making a great living 
from being in this program. I get to kee 
in contact with many students still." 

Photo Courtesy of Lance Hayes 

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town Wichita. Bob Walterscheid, producer on 
left. Unidentified on the right. Barbie's kid sis- 
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Left: Tom Leahy as captain J.W. Duke and 
John Balee as "King Kung Fu" with stunt 
personnel at the Sedgwick County Zoo. 

Photo Courtesy of Lance Hayes 

programs at home, he's hoping to get 
it finished soon. Hayes resides with 
his wife and little dog in Wichita and 
although he has no children of his 
own, he says, "My students are my 
children. They keep me young." 

Hayes mentions that he is 
extremely grateful to have been able 
to teach at Butler. "I never imagined 
that I would get this job, I only wish 
that I would have found it sooner so 
that I could have been here with you 
all a bit longer. This really is the best 
working environment that I've ever 
been involved in. We have such a 
supportive department here." Hayes 
points out that the talent here at But- 
ler is just amazing. "People look down 
on two year colleges, but we have 
beat the University of Kansas the last 
three years in the Kansas Association 
of Broadcasters Awards and in 2000 
we were number 1 in the state," notes 

This is Hayes' 13th and final 
year here at Butler. He's a charming 
and interesting man. He continues to 

Right: Tom Leahy as "Captain Duke," and 
Steve Sisley as "officer pilgrim." ride in a 
police helicopter in one of the scenes in 
"King Kung Fu." 

Photo Courtesy of Lance Hayes 

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awards in (he undergraduate 
categories than an> school in 
(he state (including the major 
4->car universities 

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ings, birthday parties, holidays, etc. 
Right now, Hayes is working on fixing 
up an old horror flick he made back 
in college. Coincidentally, the film 
portrays his wife as brutally raped and 
murdered by a crazed killer. With his 




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given lime, approximately 2.V.'tO Ituller gratis are employed in Radio and T.V. in the 
Wichita market, including Mews cameraman al KWCII. KSNW KAKE, and KSVS. on-air 
talent in area Radio and T.V. Stations, and executive positions such as producers, and 
in Marketing for Cox Communications. One of our young women is the Promotion 
Manager of a T.V. station in Tampa. I lorida (lop 20 market in the U.S.); one of our 
\oun<j men is a cameraman Producer for the Spike Cable Network, in Nashville 
Tennessee; another of our voun«< women is working in Y. urope as part of the "Meat 
loaf" rock concert tour: another of our young men is a T.V engineer in the Kansas City 
area. Vnd last hut certainly not least, one of our young women is the current media 
Teacher al II Dorado lli<ih school! 

The preceding paragraph details the real hi<fhli<>hl of my life! I can't take 
credit for those students accomplishments, hut I can certainly he proud of (he 
individuals and the fact that they passed through the Butler Community College 
Department of Radio - Television - film. 

- Lance Haves 


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"Both the Athletic 
Department and 
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ment have guide- 
lines to address 
drug and alcohol 
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students to sign 
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sent forms." 

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Facebook: The ultimate means or communication among college students. Students 
eat, do homework, sleep and make plans with friends, all while on facebook. It's not too harsh 
to say that students' lives may revolve around the website. 

But what happens when students get in trouble for alcohol consumption and they are 
caught, red-handed, by their own facebook pages? 

Adrian Rodriguez, Dean of Student Life says, "According to Butler's student handbook 
and the Residence Hall's handbook. A student is fined $50 and is required a session with a col- 
lege counselor for the first offense." 

" The second violation is a $100 fine, session with a counselor and a mandatory 
drug/alcohol class is mandatory," Rodriguez says. 

Already this school year, Butler students have been caught on and off campus using 

Not only do students find themselves coughing up cash, but sometimes they cough up 
their reputation among Butler students and instructors. 

"I can't believe that people put those pictures on facebook. They're basically providing 
their own evidence against them," said Kira Lauxman, Towanda freshman. 

Many students also don't realize that many faculty, coaches and staff have their own 
facebooks. More often than not they use their facebooks to check up on their students, stu- 
dent workers and/or players. 


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"It's a good way to communicate with students, facilitators 
[challenge course supervisors] and be able to monitor our student 
athletes. We usually check for anything inappropriate that could re- 
sult in giving them, the school or the team a bad name," said Shane 
Steinkamp, challenge course instructor and assistant softball coach. 

"For their first offense we ask them to remove the pictures in a 
timely fashion and for the second offense we handle the penalty within 
the team," adds Steinkamp. 

Penalty within the team usually means extra conditioning. 

Butler students who are aware of faculty, coaches and staff us- 
ing facebook to check up on them have mixed feelings. 

Austin Gift, Parsons freshman, says, "It's a good thing they look 
at facebook. People might think twice about what they post. For me, 
it helps knowing that there are people, like my mother and grandma, 
looking at it." 

On the other hand, a source who would like to stay anonymous 
says, "I think it's stupid for them to care that much but it's life." 

For some students the thought of getting caught, paying a fine, 
scarring their reputation and possibly losing a scholarship is enough to 
keep their pictures censored on the web. For others, think twice about 
what you post. Most websites also offer a privacy setting that the user 
can adjust. 

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" I've learned what is 
acceptable and what 
is not for the world 
wide web." 

Austin Clift, 




" Get a clue! You are 
going to college to 
educate yourself, as 
well as play, or do 
other activities/' 


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This girl was changing her clothes 
in the middle of her room and her 
)linds were slightly open. Me and a 
jroup of like five people were walk- 
ing by and saw her naked. Me and 
ly friend went and knocked on her 
door and told her her blinds were 
slightly open. She was mortified! 
can't even imgaine how she felt. 

But she 
will check 
her blinds 
from no 
on, or 
her bath 

"I was walking and my phone was 
ringing so I went to get it out of 
my purse and I ran into a wall, face 

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day. Typically we say, "Thank you 
for calling admissions, how may I 
help you?" Well, she was reading 
an e-mail from her dad and when 
she answered the phone she said, 
"Thank you for calling admissions 

Cherri Dorrell, how may I love you?" I thought it 

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Inside Joke 

"I was walking up to the 100 build- 
ing, it was my first day of classes 
and I saw this cute guy walk out of 
the doors. Well, I turned the corner 
and I wasn't really paying attention' 
to who was behind me and the guy 
kind of made eye contact with me- 
and smiled and waved, so I waved 
back. Half laughing half pointing, he 
pointed to Mr. Hayes who was stand- 
ing right behind me. I didn't realize^ 
he wasn't waving at me. Later I had 
an encounter with him at the snack 
bar, we made eye contact and kind 1 
of laughed at each other. Like a se-|| 
cret inside joke." 

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What's That Noise? 

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s l was walking with my friend and we 
were walking inside the dorms and 
[ was making really obscene noises, 
ike moaning noises. I opened the 
joor and turned the corner and there 
/vas a whole group of people standing 
:here where I had turned. They were 
lust starring at me and it was really 
awkward as I walked by." 


C TWO / VC' 

"We were just jogging along going to 
practice and I wasn't paying atten- 
tion. I was with a group so I moved to 
the outside and stepped off the curb 
and busted my ankle and did a little 
roll and I almost took someone out 
with me. The first thing I thought 
was 'coach is gonna kill me.' I had to 
ride my bike for the next week." 



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of the shower and was not 
fully clothed and was pick- 
ing out something to wear. 
My roommate walked in and 
saw me with no shirt and my 
pants half way on, with my 
thong and half of my bottom 

I hanging out. I was so em- 
barrassed. Now, my room- 
mate has seen more then 
she should have and knows 
more about me then she ever 
should have!" 

Be aware. Stay alert and 
watch for slippery halls, 
holes in the ground, walls 
that you are not able 
to walk through, and of 
course items which you 
could trip over. 

When changing your 
clothes, make sure your 
blinds are shut, doors 
locked and bolted, and 
three-way mirrors are 
covered up properly to 
avoid spectators. 

Check out your surround- 
ings and determine if 
there are people in watch- 
ing or listening distance 
before you make embar- 
rassing noises and / or 

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Butler Community College 

Headliners Sure to Entertain You 

Olivia Newfarmer 

Staff Writer 

Over the years, the Butler 
Community College Headliners 
have become more than just 
student performers. Valerie 
Lippoldt Mack, Ron Garber and 
Joel Knudsen have developed 
average students into enter- 

Some of their former Head- 

liners have pursued their dreams 
by landing all sorts of jobs across 
the United States. 

Aaron Sidwell, Butler vocal 
music alum, will soon be doing a 
show with Sierra Scott, "It's ALL 
GOOD With Sierra Scott," and 
he has asked the Headliners to 
come and sing one of his songs, 
"Crayon Box," from his album 
Home . Aaron wrote this song 

Left: The Headliners rehearse one of thei 
opening acts, "Let Me Entertain You." 
L to R: Kristina Sims, Lindsay Reed, 
Zach Hawthorne, Noel Stuckenschmidt, 
Cameron Bedell, Caitlin Matthews, Matt 

while he was attending school at 

He was also recognized for his 
song-writing talent by American 
Idol, placing in the top 20 in the 
song-writing competition. 

But Aaron's not the only Head- 
liner alum with a rising career. 

According to Mack, "We have 
students working at Carnegie Hall 
in New York, at Discovery Land in 
Oklahoma, Worlds of Fun, recording 
CD's in Nashville, teaching dance at 
music in schools all over the coun- 
try, leading church choirs, past Miss 
Kansas contestants, dance studio 
owners, choreographers and in all 
walks of life." 

And currently, Prince Charming, 
Prince Eric and many others at Walt 
Disney World are Butler alums. 

Not only is Mack preparing her 
students for a lifetime of success, 
she is gaining extensive knowledge 
for her work outside of the class- 
room. Mack works part-time for 
Shawnee Press Inc., a print music 
publisher for schools, churches and 

This past year, Shawnee Press 
Inc.'s educational flyer had pho- 
tos of past Headliner and Concert 
Choirs on the front page and on the 

These flyers were delivered to 
all high schools and middle schools 
across the United States, as well as 
foreign countries like England and 

"Butler Headliner students have 
had some amazing opportunities," 
said Mack. 

In June 2007, she found enough 
time to write her book titled, 'Olym 
pic Games for the Music Classroom 
She also is doing choreography for 
several of the Shawnee Press writ- 
ers and arrangers. 

"They [Shawnee Press Inc.] will 
be using Butler students in some 
of the videos in the future," said 
Mack. She also just finished filming 
a video that will be used in 2009 all 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

around the country for read- 
ing sessions. 

As for the 2008-2009 
Headliners, their theme is "Let 
Me Entertain You," and their 
line-up is sure to do just that. 

Choreographers Robbie 
Williams and Bailey Russell 
will be instructing the Head- 
liners through a variety of 
routines, those ranging from 
a tribute to the Bee Gee's, 
Earth, Wind and Fire, Broad- 
way numbers, and a number 
from the show 'Young Fran- 

Practice is essential, but 
the Headliners don't just sys- 
tematically go through their 
dance routines day after day. 
Their schedules can be hectic 
when you integrate everything 
else that they do. 

In a nutshell, the Headlin- 
ers perform at the State Fair 
in September, hold 4 home 
shows, sing with a 90-voice 

Above: Butler Headliner students Matt Svoboda, Cameron Bedell, Josh Arellano, Donnie 
Chauncy and Austin Clift listen closely to Mrs. Mack's announcements before beginning 

Above: Instructor Valerie Mack starts class with announcements and 
an agenda of what they will be rehearsing in the few hours to come. 

choir with the Wichita 
Symphony Orchestra 
at the Holiday Concert 
at Century II and host 
the Butler Kids Spec- 
tacular for children of 
all ages in February. 

And if the funds 
were available, the 
Headliners would be 
flying to Orlando, 
Florida to accept their 
invitation to host the 
Orlando Fame Show- 
choir Competition. Ac- 
cording to Mack, 18 of 
the best showchoirs in 
the nation compete at 
this event in March. 

because of the high 
cost, the 45 Headliner 

ensemble will not be 
able to accept this im- 
presive recognition. 

"It was very cool to 
be invited and thought 
of first as a host choir/' 
said Mack. 

Mack has worked 
with 21 different Head- 
liner groups, finding 
success from each. 

"I hope that these 
students are learning 
life lessons and are 
growing as a person, 
hoping for bigger 
and better things and 
striving to live their 
dreams," said Mack. 

"This is a 
commitment that will 

last with them forever." 


Butler Community College 

"The longer they are here 
they will get used to the 
program and eventually 
be molded into a 
Butler Grizzly. 

- Jonathan Owens, 
Topeka sophomore 

Chris Neal/6/7zz/K 

© OtompioiM 

The 2008 edition of the Butler 
Grizzly football team once again 
started in the national spotlight, 
earning a preseason number 1 
ranking in the NJCAA. When the 
schedule came out, immediately 
the Grizzlies were in tune for an 
exciting beginning for their 2007 
national title defense. 

The first game featured 
the Grizzlies squaring off against 
the number 2 ranked Blinn Buc- 
caneers from the Southwest Junior 
College Football Conference. The 
game was played at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. A 
record crowd of 12,698 witnessed a scintillating battle 
between the preseason top two teams in the nation. But- 
ler got off to a good start late in the first quarter, when 
quarterback Press Taylor threw a touchdown pass to wide 
receiver Edgard Theliar and the Grizzlies went on top, 7-0. 

Ethan Denton 

Sports Media 

But the Buccaneers from Texas answered with 17 unan- 
swered points to take a 17-7 lead into the locker room at 
halftime. But the Grizzlies responded in the third quarter, 
as Taylor connected with Theliar again for a 92 yard score 
bringing the Grizzlies to within four at 17-13. Butler looked 
to take over the game in the fourth as wide receiver Tyrece 
Gaines caught a touchdown from Taylor, and the Grizzlies 
went up 20-17. But Blinn responded with a score of their 
own and took the lead back late in the fourth quarter, 23- 
20. Butler could not answer back in time as the Grizzlies 
dropped the first game of the season to the Blinn Bucca- 

After the loss to Blinn, the Grizzlies had another tough 
battle upcoming. The next game was at number nine 
Garden City. Taylor threw a touchdown bomb to Gaines to 
put Butler up 13-6 after one quarter. Gaines scored both 
touchdowns for the Grizzlies in the first quarter. Midway 
through the second, Butler increased their lead to 20-6 on 
a touchdown run from running back Randell Bell. In the 
third, tight end Alex Estes caught a touchdown pass from 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

Chris Neal/ Grizzly 
Taylor to put Butler ahead 27-6. Garden City attempted to 
rally, but fell short, scoring their final touchdown with one 
second remaining and the Grizzlies pulled out a nice win 
over the Broncbusters, 34-29. 

Week 3 featured the Grizzlies playing at Circle High 
School in Towanda, as flooding waters rendered the regular 
home field at Galen Blackmore Stadium unplayable. Circle's 
turf field provided the Grizzlies good footing and helped 
to pave the way to a convincing 49-0 win over the win- 
less Conquistadors from Dodge City. Butler rushed for a 
season-high 339 yards. 

The Grizzlies then traveled to the mountains of Colorado 
to take on the Air Force Prep Huskies in Colorado Springs. 
The Huskies proved to be a tough opponent, as they 
stunned the Grizzlies in the first half, leading 8-6 at the 
break. Butler responded with three touchdowns, includ- 
ing two from fullback Tony Williams and a field goal from 
kicker Logan Ortiz before the Huskies scored a meaningless 
touchdown with under two minutes left. The Grizzlies left 
Colorado with a 30-14 win. 

Butler hit the road again the next week, traveling to arch 
rival Coffeyville. The Grizzlies got off to an excellent start, 
leading 14-0 after one quarter thanks to scores from Bell 
and Gaines. Coffeyville scored in the second quarter to 
make it 14-6 Grizzlies at the half. Both offenses were stag- 
nant in the second half, before the Grizzlies and their run- 
ning game led by Bell took up most of the fourth quarter. 
Bell put away Coffeyville for good, scoring a touchdown 
with one minute left. Butler improved to 4-1 on the season 
with a 21-6 triumph over the Red Ravens. 

Left: Ricky Jacques, Liberal freshman, throws a hand out to stiff- 
arm on oncoming Air Force Prep defender. The Grizzlies doubled 
up the score against the Huskies, winning 30-14 in Colorado 

For the first time all season, Butler got the chance to play 
at Galen Blackmore Stadium. It was homecoming for the 
Grizzlies and their opponent was the Hutchinson Blue Drag- 
ons. The Grizzlies did not disappoint. After Hutch went up 
3-0, it took the Grizzlies just over one minute to respond 
with a touchdown run from Bell to put Butler up 7-3. But- 
ler eventually stretched their lead to 28-3. Hutch scored 
two touchdowns on special teams, which skewed the score 
just a bit. The Grizzlies had a dominating win over Hutchin- 
son, winning 35-17. 

Next up for the Grizzlies was a bye week before they 
went to Independence to take on the Pirates. Butler 
scored on their opening drive to go up 7-0. Theliar re- 
turned a punt 72 yards for a score to put Butler ahead 
14-0. At this point, the Grizzlies were just warming up. Af- 
ter one quarter, they led 27-0 and continued the onslaught 
with three more touchdowns in the second to go up by a 
mind-boggling 48 points by halftime. Butler showed Inde- 
pendence no mercy as they scored three more times in the 
game, including an interception return and a blocked punt 
return. Backup quarterback Chance Riley played the entire 
second half and threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver 
Arrison Davis and the Grizzlies left Independence with a 
68-0 win. 

- As of Oct. 20 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Below: Randell Bell, Roswell, Ga. sophomore, breaks a Bronc- 
buster tackle and sprints toward the end zone in Garden City. 
Butler had a victory over the Garden City Broncbusters. 


Butler Community College 

Running to Nationals 

After a promising end to last sea- 
son, Butler's cross-country teams 
was looking forward to the 2008 
campaign. The women's team re- 
turned seven runners from a team 
that earned a Region VI champion- 
ship last year. The Grizzly women 
were the runners-up to the national 
champion at the NJCAA meet as 
well. The Grizzly men entered the 
season returning eight runners from 
a team that were the runners-up at 
the Region VI meet and eighth at the NJCAA meet. 

The first stop for the Grizzlies was the Bob Timmons Clas- 
sic at the Rim Rock farm in Lawrence. The Grizzly women 
finished second in the team scores, led by Leah Thompson, 
Salina sophomore. The men finished third with Joel Rop, 
Kenya freshman, finishing second individually out of 92 run- 

Dan Page 

Sports Media 

ners. Altogether, the teams started their season out on the 
right foot. 

Due to weather conditions, the Friends University Invita- 
tional at Lake Afton was cancelled and the Grizzlies did not 
have meet action until a few weeks later when they com- 
peted at the Woody Greeno Invitational at the University of 
Nebraska on Sept. 20. 

The men's team competed very well and ended up taking 
home first place. Rop, Wesley Ruttoh, Kenya sophomore, 
and Jackson Toroitich, Kenya freshman, all finished in the 
top ten of the men's race. Their finishing times and total 
race performances gave the team the edge they needed to 
win the meet. The three runners' times were 25:04, 25:15, 
and 25:46. Kipp Schuler, Haviland sophomore, ran in his first 
meet of the season which really helped the Grizzly men in 
team scores. The men scored a higher team score than the 
host Cornhuskers by three points. 

Butler's women placed third in the meet with outstanding 
performances by Thompson and Patrober Murindat, Kenya 
freshman. The women's division was extremely competitive 
at this meet. Thompson and Murindat ran times of 22:47 
and 23:07, which became the third and sixth best times in a 
6k race in school history. 

The next meet for the Grizzlies was the Oklahoma State 
University Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Oct. 4. For 
this meet, head coach Kirk Hunter mixed up his teams to try 
something new for a change. 

The women's team competed without Thompson as she 
ran in the University division, which ran a 6k race at the 
meet. Thompson ran a personal record time of 22:38, which 
was recorded as the third best 6k time in school history. The 
rest of the women's team competed in the College division 
which ran a 5k race. The women's team ran wild in the race, 
scoring a 72 in the end, which earned them first place in the 
women's College division. Women's team members Murin- 
dat, Sydnee Cole, Phillipsburg sophomore, and Jennifer But- 
ler, Bennington sophomore, led the team in the race with 
two of those three finishing in the top ten of their division. 

Hunter said that this was the largest margin of victory 
that any of his teams had ever won this meet by. This was 
the most promising because the women ran without Thomp- 

Left: head coach Kirk Hunter follows his runners around the 
course, recording times and shouting at his runners to keep up 
the lead. 

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The Grizzly Fall 2008 

The men's team was mixed up also by coach Hunter as 
runners Rop, Ruttoh, Toroitich, David Wainaina, Kenya soph- 
omore, and Anselmo Borunda, Liberal sophomore, ran as 
a team in the University division. The team of six finished 
sixth which was a better placing than a few NCAA Division 
1 teams that were running. The remaining men's runners 
competed in the College division in which they competed 
well individually. 

On Oct. 17 the teams finally competed in a meet close to 
home. The teams duked it out at the Ollie Isom Invitational 
which was run just outside of El Dorado. 

Both teams won their respective races, but this came as no 
surprise as the teams ran shorter races than they had been 
running all season. 

The women's team finished with runners Murindat, 
Thompson, Butler, Cole, Jylian Jaloma, Atchison freshman, 
and Crystal Stegman, Salina sophomore, all finishing in the 
top ten at the meet. 

The men's team ran well with six runners finishing in the 
top 11. There were a total of 71 runners in the men's race 
which makes the team's victory even more impressive. 

"They (both men and women) performed exactly the way 
that I asked them to, but we still have more work to do" 
Hunter says. 

The Region VI Championship meet is an important meet 
and the Grizzlies had about two weeks to prepare. The Griz- 
zlies needed a good performance to gain momentum head- 
ing into the NJCAA meet on Nov. 8. 

- As of Oct. 20 

Chris Nealy 'Grizzly 
Above: The women's cross-country team is ranked number one 
and are at the only home meet of the season where they blew out 
all competition and won first place. 

Below: Butler's top four runners lead the pack at the only home 
meet of the season a few miles south of El Dorado. All of these 
runners rank among the top 15 runners in the nation and are very 
likely to make it to the national meet this year. 

Chris Neal/ Grizzly 


Butler Community College 

Nationally Ranked Soccer 


Breaking School Records in the Process 

Dan Hoffman 

Sports Media 

From the team 
winning the 100th 
game this year to two 
school records, and 
a national ranking, 
Grizzlies soccer has 
been full of excite- 
ment this season. 

The Butler Grizzlies 
returned three players 
from last year's team, 
captain Caitlin Ford, 
Omaha Neb, Jordan 
Staab, Denver Colo, and 
Amanda Ward, Rose 
Hill. Ford has kept the defense very strong this 
year as the Grizzlies have seven shutouts on 
the season. 

Ward and Staab have been on the mid-field 
where they have fed one of the nation's top 
scorers in Sade Humphrey, Salina freshman. 

The Grizzlies have recruited a bunch of 
young talent from around the area, bringing 
in Humphrey from Salina as she is sixth in the 
country in points with 25 goals and 18 assists 
on the year. 

Butler also has C.J. Dean, Wichita freshman, 
34th in the country with 12 goals and 12 assists 
and Mikenna Greathouse, 15th in the country 
with 21 goals and 8 assists. The Lenexa fresh- 
man is in the top 50 in points this year. 

The Grizzlies started the season off with 
the first four games on the road and against 
two ranked teams. The came back with a 3-1 
record from Wyoming, Colorado and Okla- 
homa. The Lady Grizzlies started a nine-game 
winning streak after their first loss to Laramie 
County (Wyo.), 5-0. Six of the nine wins were 
shutouts by goalie Sarah Flaherty, Tonganoxie 
freshman, ranked 21st in the country with 
a save percentage of 96% with only 17 goals 
against on 92 shots. 

The Grizzlies next loss came to number 1 
ranked Iowa Western in a 2-1 game. The Griz- 
zlies played a tough game and received lots of 


Chris Neal/ Grizzly 

Above: Sade Humphrey, Salina freshman, is 6th in the country in points with 
68 points, 25 goals and 18 assists on the year. Humphrey broke the single 
game goal record of five goals and set it at six against the Independence 

The Grizzly Fall 2008 

praise from Iowa Western coach Amnion Ben- 
nett as he said, "Butler is very aggressive, fast, 
and has lots of good talent." 

Butler did enough that game to crack the top 
15 in rankings as they were ranked 15th. 

Butler has been ranked as high as 13th as the 
Grizzlies closed out regular season 15-4 and 
9-2 in conference, just missing the conference 

Butler has posted up great individual stats 
this season but one of the biggest stats is the 
100th win as a program. On Oct. 1 Butler beat 
Cloud Community College 5-0 to earn the 100th 
win. Butler was 100-27-5. Coach Adam Hunter 
was at 25-7-1 as the head coach here and Amy 
Estes was at 75-20-4 as she started the pro- 
gram. Coach Hunter on the win said, "It's a 
great testament to Butler athletics." 

Humphrey set the single game goal record 
with six and the points in one game record with 
14 against Independence on Oct. 15. 

The Lady Grizzlies have had a good season 
with the young talent and hope to continue. 

-As of Oct. 21 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Above: C.J. Langrehr, Augusta freshman, helped the Lady Grizzlies to seven 
shutouts on the season. Langrehr was also a key player in helping the Grizzlies 
shut down the number one team, Iowa Western, in regular time. The Grizzlies, 
with the help of C J., have only allowed 17 goals on the year. 

Below: Denise Banuelos, Liberal freshman, tries to fend off a Garden City 
player while heading toward the goal. The Grizzlies pulled off a shut-out win 
over the Broncbusters, winning 2-0 in El Dorado. 

Chris Neal/Gr/zz/y 


Butler Community College 

Volleyball h as 



Andrew Hammond 

Sports Media 

Starting the season for the 
Butler women's volleyball 
team was a bit different than 
Coach Rick Younger was used 
to. For the first time, his team 
was ranked in the preseason 
poll, at the 19 th position. 

"I thought it was great. It 
just showed that people that 
are involved in junior college 
volleyball are starting to take 
notice," Younger said. 

The team was returning four 
sophomores in Kiersten Karlix 
and Alex Szalawiga, who are 

both from Olathe, Allison Scott from Council Grove and 
Barbie Cervantes from Universal City, Texas. In the 2007 
season, the ladies finished with a 25-19 record and a 2-6 

record in conference. 

Another change hit the Lady Grizzles as they were put 
into the Eastern Division of the Jayhawk Conference. That 
would mean that Butler would go against teams such as 
Cowley and Johnson County twice a season instead of Bar- 
ton, Cloud and Pratt for two matches. 

"It was going to be a struggle for us but we have handled 
it well. We have had to face a lot of adversity with being 
ranked and switching to a tougher division but the girls 
have handled it well and I'm proud of them for that," 
Younger said. 

To start the season, the team clinched the White Eagle 
Invitational in El Dorado. They defeated Northeastern 
Oklahoma 25-10, 25-17 and 25-7 in the final. The next test 

Below: Natalie Caldarea, Towanda freshman, returns a ball to the 
Independence Pirates. The Grizzlies swept the Pirates, winning all 
three games, 25-15, 25-15, 25-20. 

Becca Burton/ Grizzly 


The Grizzly Fall 2008 

for the team was the Subway Classic in Columbus, Neb. 
There, they faced off against and defeated then fourth 
ranked Iowa Western and 19 th ranked Northeastern (Colo.) 
who were in the NJCAA Division 1 poll. Iowa Western de- 
feated the Grizzlies to win the classic. 
That then vaulted the Grizzlies inside the top five for the 
first time in school history, landing at the number three spot. 

"I found out about the ranking and I was very excited but 
I knew I had to tell the team that despite the ranking we 
haven't reached our potential yet and they seem to be han- 
dling the ranking very well," Younger said. 

The first match after coming off of that ranking, the Griz- 
zlies defeated the Neosho Panthers 25-14, 22-25, 25-19, 25- 
20, from inside the Power Plant. The team was led by Crystal 
Blue, Circle freshman, and Alex Szalawiga, Olathe freshman, 
with 12 kills. Also contributing was Demetria Williams, 
Wichita freshman, with ten kills and seven solo blocks. 

Getting contributions from all members of the team is 
something coach Younger has said is a key to the team's 
success this season. 

"One thing about this team that is so good is that we are 

Left: Demetria Williams, Wichita freshman, 
jumps toward the net to spike the ball at the 
Friends J.V. team. The Grizzles swept Friends 
with scores of 25-11, 25-14, 25-20. 

so deep and if someone or a couple of 
people are struggling then one or maybe 
even two people pick up the slack for the 
team and most of the time the end result 
is a victory," Younger said. 

The whole season hasn't been a 
storybook year. The team was upset by 
Highland in three sets, Highland had 
previously beaten a Neosho team that 
was ranked 20th in the country. 

"We just came out flat and not ready 
to play. I had warned them about it but 
we got our revenge on them later that 
week," Younger said. 

Butler picked up a five set win against 
Highland in the Hesston Invitational 
only to lose to Brookhaven, Texas a 
Division 3 ranked team in NJCAA in 
the final match. Kiersten Karlix, Olathe 
sophomore, and Shannon Mendrin, Ba- 
kersfield, Calif, freshman, were named 
to the All-Tournament team of the 
Hesston Invitational. Karlix had nine 
assists, four aces, 59 digs and 12 blocks. 
Mendrin had 13 kills, 115 assists, three 
aces, 20 digs and two blocks. 

The accolades started to roll in for the 
team as a win over Friends JV 25-10, 
25-7, 25-16 gave Younger his highest 
win total in a season as head coach. Next 
came the 30 win plateau at the Northern 
Oklahoma-Enid tournament. The ladies 
clinched the school record of total wins 
and also the Air Force Prep Tournament Title. 

"Sometimes it feels like we've set the bar way too high 
[laughs]. The girls are doing an excellent job and were 
starting to hit our stride at the right time in this key part of 
the season," Younger said. 

With all of the wins and rankings, Younger realizes that 
this time in the history of volleyball here at Butler is only a 
launching pad to bring this program into a national level. 

Our success has really helped with recruiting and the 
fact that the program is being recognized is a major plus. 
Recruits look at Butler and they would see that we have 25+ 
win seasons three years in a row now, so that's a lot of fun 
to be a part of," Younger said. 
The stiff tests are near the end of the season with match- 
ups against the East Division powers, Cowley, Coffeyville 
and Johnson County. The matchup versus Johnson County 
will have been broadcasted on BCTV Channel 20, for the 
school's promotion of "Pack the Power Plant Night." 

-As of Oct. 21 


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